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EDPS Publishes Report on Spot Inspections

SURVEILLANCE—EU

November 15, 2012

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is “reasonably satisfied” after inspecting 13 Brussels-based EU institutions to evaluate their compliance with the 2012 EDPS Video-Surveillance Guidelines. New Europe reports that the inspections were conducted in June and July of this year and found 11 of the 13 institutions provide a data protection notice, though “not in line with the language, format and content requirements of the guidelines.” More needs to be done, the EDPS says, noting most of the institutions did not have their video-surveillance policy available online. Assistant EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli said “the EDPS will continue to closely monitor and follow up video-surveillance compliance by EU institutions and bodies."
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